Toshiba Launches Industry's First microUSB Adaptor Module Compliant with the TransferJet™ Close Proximity Wireless Transfer

  Toshiba Launches Industry's First microUSB Adaptor Module Compliant with the
  TransferJet™ Close Proximity Wireless Transfer Standard

               Application for Android™ smartphones and tablets

2013 International CES

Business Wire

TOKYO -- January 8, 2013

Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) announced it will launch the industry's
first^1 microUSB adaptor module compliant with the TransferJet™ close
proximity wireless transfer technology standard. Mass production of this
microUSB adaptor module, TJM35420MU, is scheduled to begin in March 2013 for
sales to smartphone and tablet manufacturers and to PC peripheral equipment
manufacturers.

Toshiba: Industry's First microUSB Adaptor Module Compliant with the
TransferJet(TM) Close Proximity ...

Toshiba: Industry's First microUSB Adaptor Module Compliant with the
TransferJet(TM) Close Proximity Wireless Transfer Standard (Photo: Business
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The TJM35420MU is the industry's first TransferJet™ microUSB adaptor module
integrating a TransferJet™ transceiver IC, a coupler, an RF filter, peripheral
passive parts, and a USB connection circuit. TransferJet™ communications can
be implemented in Android™ devices^2, such as smartphones and tablets, that
have a microUSB port by inserting this module in the port and installing
application software for Android™.

TransferJet™-enabled devices can transfer a one-minute high-definition movie
in approximately three seconds^3. TransferJet™ is expected to be widely
adopted for smartphones, tablets, and various other devices. Toshiba will
continue to develop and commercialize transceiver ICs and modules compliant
with TransferJet™.

Toshiba will showcase, for reference, a tablet equipped with a prototype of
this microUSB adaptor module, and a TransferJet™-enabled SDHC memory card,
which is under development, at the 2013 International CES, the world's biggest
consumer technology-related trade show, to be held from January 8 to 11, 2013,
in Las Vegas, U.S.A.

Notes:
1. As of January 8, 2013. Survey by Toshiba
2. Certain Android devices may not support TransferJet™.
3. For calculation, the capacity of a one-minute high-definition movie is
assumed to be 128 MB.

Background and objectives

Demand is surging for simple yet high-speed sharing of large multimedia files,
such as photos, movies, and audio data among individuals. In view of this
demand, Toshiba has commercialize products, including a transceiver IC, a
compact wireless module, a microSDIO card, and a USB adaptor module, that are
compliant with the TransferJet™ standard for close proximity wireless transfer
technology allowing data transfer just by touching two devices together. The
latest addition to the line-up is a microUSB adaptor module that can be easily
attached to smartphones and other mobile devices.

About TransferJet™

TransferJet™ is a close proximity wireless transfer technology standard
promoted by the TransferJet™ Consortium whose membership consists of 45
companies (as of January 8, 2013), including Toshiba. TransferJet™ technology
provides simple connection and high-speed data transfer with low power
consumption just by selecting on the screen of a device the data file to be
transferred and by touching the receiving device with that device.
Applications of TransferJet™ technology is expected to expand when combined
with various devices and technologies, such as digital signage and Near Field
Communications (NFC).


Product overview
                       
Part number             TJM35420MU
Mass production starts   March 2013
Production volume        100,000 units a month
                         Incorporating TransferJet™-compliant transceiver IC

                         Built-in RF filter and other RF components

                         Built-in X’tal

Main specifications     Built-in TransferJet™ coupler

                         USB host interface

                         TransferJet™ compliant

                         Support of Android 3.x/4.x
                         

* TransferJet™ is a trademark licensed by the TransferJet™ Consortium.
* Product specifications are under development and are current as of January
8, 2013.
* Android™ is a trademark of Google Inc.

About Toshiba

Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and
marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba
Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital
products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs;
electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials;
industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation
systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators &
elevators; and home appliances.

Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than
550 consolidated companies, with 202,000 employees worldwide and annual sales
surpassing 6.1 trillion yen (US$74 billion). Visit Toshiba's web site at
www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm

Information in the document, including product prices and specifications,
content of services and contact information, is current on the date of the
press announcement, but is subject to change without prior notice.

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Contact:

Toshiba Corporation
Semiconductor & Storage Products Company
Koji Takahata, +81-3-3457-3405
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